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Official Number:                      114436

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Builder:                                  Short Bros Ltd, Pallion Yard, Sunderland

Launched:                              17 September 1902

Pennant No:                           Y 3.1968 / Y 8.135

Into Service:                            4 January 1918

Out of service:                         11 October 1919

Fate:                                      Broken Up 21 June 1933



Items of historic interest involving this ship: -


Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW1 to augment the ships of the RFA


Career Data:

17 September 1902 launched by Short Bros Ltd., Pallion Yard, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 308 named Dovedale for G H Elder & Co., Newcastle

January 1903 completed

26 April 1903 berthed at Manchester

19 October 1903 arrived at Port Said having sailed from the River Tyne

12 December 1903 at sea at 03.10S 4.50W Fireman John Emery discharged dead from smallpox

19 January 1904 called at Perim

25 January 1904 arrived at Suez from Calcutta

13 April 1904 arrived at Colombo from Barry

4 August 1905 arrived at Table Bay from New York

16 August 1905 arrived at East London

7 July 1906 from London arrived at Port Said while on passage to Basra

12 July 1906 at Port Sudan Steward James Crisp discharged dead from heart failure

1906 purchased by Sunniside Steamship Co Ltd., Newcastle - name unchanged

30 May 1907 arrived at Maryport from the River Plate

15 September 1907 at sea at 45.14N 05.37W Cook Khan Keetoon discharged dead from smallpox

1907 purchased by Northern Steamships Co Ltd., Mariupol and renamed Sibir

8 February 1908 berthed at Blyth from Bremerhaven

28 April 1908 arrived at Port Said from Batum

6 May 1909 arrived at Port Said from Odessa

24 May 1909 arrived at Colombo

15 October 1909 arrived at Suez from Haiphong for Le Havre and Dunkirk

3 September 1910 arrived at Singapore

30 March 1911 arrived at Singapore

16 June 1911 arrived at Singapore

4 September 1911 arrived at Colombo, Ceylon

12 February 1912 arrived at Colombo, Ceylon

22 July 1912 arrived at Singapore

15 October 1912 arrived at Suez

6 May 1913 arrived at Port Said

23 May 1913 arrived at Colombo, Ceylon

4 September 1913 arrived at Singapore

14 July 1914 sailed Nagasaki, Japan for Vladivostok

9 March 1915 arrived at Gravesend

16 August 1915 stopped by HMS CHANGUINOLA, checked and allowed to proceed

17 November 1915 when on passage to Archangel was stopped by HMS PATIA, checked and allowed to proceed

5 July 1916 to 8 July 1916 at Yukanskie divers from HMS IPHIGENIA cleared her propellor

9 August 1917 at Yukanskie

18 November 1917 arrived at Yukanskie from Archangel for orders

20 November 1917 sailed from Yukanskie for Murmansk

4 January 1918 acquired by the Shipping Controller under management of Ellerman's Wilson Line, London - name unchanged. Requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier - name unchanged

7 July 1919 became a Stores Carrier - name unchanged

1920 purchased by Societe Maritime et Commerciale de France, Rouen and renamed San Paolo

1922 purchased by Rederi A/S Limfjorden, Aalborg and renamed Oxholm

1923 purchased by D C Calafatis, Syra and renamed Psara

21 June 1933 arrived Savona for demolition by Italian ship breakers



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